A Super Priority Visa Service is now being offered at the British Consulate-General (BCG) in New York. For an additional £600 ($936) per applicant, the BCG offers a limited 24 hour expedited visa service.
Applicants and their dependants applying in one of the following categories are eligible:
- tourist and short stay (visitor) visas, including business visitors;
- Points-Based System (PBS) Tier 2 applicants with authority to be living in the US;
- PBS Tier 4 applicants who are resident in the US and who are subject to different documentary requirements under Tier 4 of the PBS; and
- PBS Tier 5 applicants with authority to be living in the US, or Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting) or Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) applicants who are currently in the US for a similar purpose to the activity proposed to be undertaken in the UK.
Applicants must book a biometrics appointment at the BCG 48 hours in advance. There are currently five slots available every day on Monday to Thursday, from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. The BCG plans to expand the number of slots available if demand warrants it.
Applicants with any form of adverse immigration history are not advised to purchase this service